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Lit Chick

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About Lit Chick

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    1/32 too few
  • Birthday 01/30/1977

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    Arizona
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    United States

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    Original Chaste Moon Weenies and Yules Mad Sweeney forever and ever

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    Female
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    mostly sunny

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    Dragon
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    Aquarius
  1. Lit Chick

    Annurca Apple Blossom

    I opened this and tears came into my eyes. My elementary school was surrounded by crabapple trees, and there were many such trees scattered about the neighborhood.. In the spring, they were so heavy with pink and white flowers. It was my favorite time of year. Sometime when I was in high school, the trees were cut down. I assume disease... they were old. They were not replaced. It made me so sad. Then I moved away, and have not been near an apple tree in the spring since. I cracked open the bottle and those trees came back. The sound of happy bees, the joy of those trees in full bloom... I never even really thought of the trees as particularly fragrant either.... but scent memory. They were, but it's not an overpowering smell. Just the sunny smell of childhood. sniffle. This is not particularly wearable for me - apple fruit works, but apple blossom goes a bit soapy. I smell good and clean, but very much changed from the bottle. Still, I will treasure this - what a bright and happy and fresh scent! I think I might make this a pillow scent.
  2. Lit Chick

    Spanish Red Carnation

    I am Christopher Walken and carnation is my cowbell. This SN is perfection, smells exactly like the real thing. Fresh, creamy, spicy.
  3. Lit Chick

    Jareth

    In the bottle - traditional masculine cologne smell. Nice, nothing special. Also nothing scary. A BPAL newbie could smell this and not be afraid to try it. 1st wet - Lilac for a second, then LEATHER. Clean leather. Not brand-new, but not broken-down either. Well worn but meticulously kept. Dry - Tonka (which smells like vanillaness, but does not go plastic on me like real vanilla does), spiced wood, sex. Very dry - a sweet, sexy, close-to-skin musk. Honestly, this is SUPER SEXY, and gorgeous, and it makes me feel wrong because it smells like I'm cheating on my husband. He usually wears more romantic blends (Oisin). This will smell SO good on him. It smells fantastic on me - but because of the musk it smells like it rubbed off, rather than was applied. This will be in heavy rotation.
  4. Lit Chick

    Black Forest

    Wow. Major scent memory with this one. It smells exactly like Sanctuary Crystals circa 1995. And that store for me was all about freedom and newly awakened sexuality. It smells fantastic on me... it's a little nostalgic... I feel the need to listen to some Pearl Jam. Ocean.
  5. Lit Chick

    Sorrowful Affection

    Wet, this is flat-out nasty. Aggressively green and sharp and sneezey. I hate you, green tea. You are very weird on me. But.. in a few moments, something starts to happen. Seriously, chills... is that... CARNATION? I just did this people: Not even kidding, I got up from the PC and flailed around and huffed and flailed. Since 2004, I have been looking for a majorly carnation-y scent, and I have not really found it. But this could be it. After much huffing and drying, the carnation is gone and instead I smell... still pretty awesome. I can huff out the orange but would not have placed it without the description. The tea keeps trying to be a dick, but failing. This is absolutely bottle worthy. How many bottles depends on the very-dry stage. I need to let my nose rest and see if the carnation sticks around as the main note when I'm not paying hard-core attention. This might, maybe, be my holy grail. Two hours should tell....
  6. Lit Chick

    Till Death

    I was feeling a bit perverse when I decided to try this. Based on the dearth of reviews, I'm guessing that this blend was one long list of death notes for many. It was for me, but I was tempted by honeysuckle because sometimes that is magical on me. And like I said, I was feeling perverse. Maybe lots of death notes would cancel each other out, and create something unexpectedly wonderful! Nope. There was a flare of floral doom when I first applied, and those bad notes did what they do. And then, the scent died. I have the vaguest soap note remaining. Lesson learned. Lots of known baddies cannot morph into something pretty.
  7. Lit Chick

    Jólasveinar

    2011 version. It smells exactly like the description. And that's pleasant, and odd. snow, check! dirt, check! smushed greenery and florals, check! barest hint of pastries? Not quite. I get a huge whopping crumb note. This is not one I'd wear, but I will dot in on my boys and see what they do to it. It's a fun, kind of messy scent. It would be good as a room scent - it has a comforting jumbly holiday feel.
  8. Lit Chick

    Cloth of Gold

    Oh, this is lovely. If I had not already tested Frost at Midnight, this would possibly be my favorite of the Yules. This is a bright, sunny scent. Very floral, but also very green. It's a budding, airy scent. Very much the promise of springtime. It's like those melty late-winter days when the sun is bright, the day feels crazy warm (in comparison to the day before), and you skip around in a sweater instead of a giant bundled coat. It reminds me a little of Sea of Glass, but bouncier. I'd place them in the same fresh/clean/bright category,
  9. Lit Chick

    Winter Heavens

    Wow, this was not what I was expecting at all. There is a new note of doom for me - papyrus. When very freshly wet, I get a blast of lovely bright floral and a fresh grass scent. And then the grass amps and eats everything, then it mellows, and then I get very strange smell, like the grass is farting out the flowers. How weird is that? I bet that's the fir, because I'm one of those people that sometimes gets hints of body odor with fir/pine. As it dries, the champaca and ambergris start to make an appearance (and those ROCK), as does whatever gives that chilly scent. It's SO close to being really nice, so very very close. But my skin disagrees with the green notes too violently.
  10. Lit Chick

    Amiable and Lovely Creatures

    Fist impressions - Queen Mab. Must be the jasmine and rose, and the fact that I have not smelled QM since 2004ish. At first, I did not care for it... but it kind of grew on me. Not enough for a bottle, but this is a pleasant perfume. It does fall into the old-lady / fancy soap category. My chemistry teeters on the edge of pushing this into the harsh soap scent. Rose and I are so-so. But the jasmine is really lovely, and it's what makes me enjoy this.
  11. Lit Chick

    Egg Nog

    2011 - Wet, it is boozey deliciousness. Freshly on, it turns super-sweet, like store-bought white frosting. Dry - cake batter. Super-dry, vaguely sweet. Well, it avoided going plastic on me like 2007's version, but overall it was way too sweet and not my thing. I think I'll layer my decant with Mad Sweeney, because this nog could use more booze!
  12. Lit Chick

    A Companion Of The Same Nature

    I am a sucker for any blend that has carnation, ever hopeful that carnation will be the main note. I should have known that leaves (a death note for me) would never ever allow a favorite note to even show itself. Alas, this smells like decomposing vegetation on me, with a hint of rosey perfume underneath. Mental image - the fresh grave of a young bride. Or, I guess, the perfume of a freshly reanimated bride...
  13. Lit Chick

    Frost at Midnight

    Oh my oh my. Gorgeous. Wet, it is SO DIVINE. I will use a locket for this, for sure. It smells like hope, and love, and kindness. Pure, very clean, a windy freshness. It's very floral, so on some this might go soapy. But it's so slight and airy that it never crosses that line with me. I ADORE this. It's been ages since I've had such an instant love for a BPAL. This may be double-bottle worthy.
  14. Lit Chick

    Öndurdis

    Ondurdis... Almost a ZOMG scent. Almost. I only have one other pine scent currently, and that is Snow Moon. These are similar enough that I don't feel like I need Ondurdis. Snow Moon is sweeter, and more likely to hit that dreaded BO note. Ondurdis is fresher. It has a hint of the BO, but it's not off-putting. It's only there when I huff and analyze. After an initial POW of throw, this settles and becomes subtle. A very nice, crisp, slightly sweet winter-pine scent. I will certainly use my decant.
  15. Lit Chick

    Wedding ceremony draft

    INTRODUCTION Family and friends, we are gathered here not to witness the beginning of what will be, but rather what already is. We celebrate with Jane and Bill the wondrous and joyful occurrence that has already taken place in their lives, their love for each other. Jane and Bill, your bond was first formed when the two of you chose to combine your separate lives into one. You have made a mutual commitment to love each other in an atmosphere of care and consideration and respect. You are partners in life, working together to bring out the best in each other, and for each other, and striving to be the most you can. This ceremony marks the moment when the relationship you have been creating gains a new, richer meaning. Your shared experiences have brought you together and forged this bond of love. From this day onward you will come closer together than ever before. You will love one another for better and for worse, in sickness and in health. At the same time your love will give you the strength to stand apart, to seek out your unique destinies, to make your special contribution to the world. Treat yourselves and each other with respect, and remind yourselves often of what brought you together. Take responsibility for making each other feel safe, and give the highest priority to the tenderness, gentleness and kindness that your connection deserves. When frustration, difficulties, and fear assail your relationship, as they threaten all relationships at some time or another, remember to focus on what is right between you, not only the part that seems wrong. In this way, you can ride out the storms when clouds hide the face of the sun in your lives – remembering that even if you lose sight of it for a moment, the sun is still there. May you always be able to talk things over, to confide in each other, to laugh with each other, to enjoy life together, and to share moments of quiet and peace when the day is done. May your marriage be a place in which you share your joys so that they may be multiplied and your pain so that it may be divided. May you be blessed with a lifetime of happiness and a home of warmth and understanding. (pause) There are loved ones who are unable to be here today. Jane and Bill, do not be sorrowful, for you know all those who love you and ever have loved you are here with you in spirit. Let’s take a moment to remember the special loved ones whose presence is missed today. (pause) BLESSING As they prepare to join their lives, it’s important to understand that everyone present has played a part in shaping the characters of Jane & Bill, and will play a vital role in their continuing lives. And thus we are here not only to witness their vows to each other, but also bestow upon them our blessing. Will you, the family and friends of Jane and Bill, pledge to give them your continuing support, your love and your understanding as they work to build a happy and enduring marriage? If so, please say, “We will.” VOWS Jane and Bill, you are different people today than when you met, and years from now you be different still. Do you both, before these witnesses, pledge to do all in your power to make this a happy and enduring union? Jane and Bill: We do. I invite you now to make your promises to one another: (Bill and Jane to write) UNITY CANDLE At this time Jane and Bill will commemorate their marriage by lighting a Unity candle. The two smaller candles were lit by their mothers to represent their lives to this moment. Bill and Jane, please take the candle symbolizing your individual life, and together light the center candle of your union. (Place the tapers back into their holders—join hands and remain near the candles) As this new flame burns undivided, so shall your lives now be one. From now on your thoughts will be for each other rather than just your individual selves. Your plans will be mutual, your joys and sorrows both will be shared alike. Although you are now entering into a marriage relationship, you do not, however, lose your personal identity. Therefore all three candles remain glowing. The individual candles represent all that makes each of you the wonderful and unique person the other admires and respects. The Unity candle in the center symbolizes the joining of your lives, families, and friends, as well as your shining commitment to each other, and to a lasting and loving marriage. RINGS The vows you’ve made are invisible; the love you feel is invisible, too. But rings are visible, material signs of these inward ties. They are tokens of the growing relationship you have come here to celebrate and confirm. (Give Bill Jane’s ring) Bill: Take this ring as a sign of my love and as a symbol of all that we share. May it remind you always of this day, and that you are surrounded by my enduring love. (Give Jane Bill’s ring) Jane: Take this ring as a sign of my love and as a symbol of all that we share. May it remind you always of this day, and that you are surrounded by my enduring love. CLOSING Bill and Jane, may you always need one another, not to fill an emptiness, but to help each other know your fullness. May you want one another, but not out of lack. May you embrace one another, but not constrain one another. May you succeed in all important ways with each other, and not fail in the little graces. May you have happiness, and may you find it in making one another happy. May you have love, and may you find it in loving one another. Jane and Bill, as you join hands right now and look into one another’s eyes, let it be known that you are joined, body and soul in this lifetime. You may now seal this ceremony with a kiss. Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my pleasure to present to you Jane and Bill (Last Name)
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